HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

September 8, 2008
Wisdom from Polonius

Literacy


We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education …
We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul.
Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.

- - E. D. Hirsch, Jr. - -


Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.

- - Marshall McLuhan - -


When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.

- - Samuel Lover - -


Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.

- - William Ralph Inge - -


Your true lover of literature is never fastidious.

- - Robert Southey - -


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